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Recreational burning banned in Scappoose, St. Helens

   Due to excessive heat warnings over the weekend, a complete burn ban has been put in effect by the Scappoose Fire District and Columbia River Fire and Rescue from now until further notice.

On Tuesday, Aug. 16, the National Weather Service issued a fire weather watch and excessive heat warning effective through Saturday in the Columbia County area. As a precaution, local fire districts are banning all burns, including recreational burning like campfires, fire pits or cooking fires.

For more information, call the burn line in Scappoose at 503-543-3590 or St. Helens at 503-397-4800.